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West Tisbury selectmen sign off on affordable housing leases

Selectmen also welcomed new building inspector Joe Tierney and approved the addition of three new affordable apartments at Sepiessa.

Half-year SSA traffic numbers decline

Islanders sweltering in jammed lines of Main Street traffic and marveling at the jammed sidewalks that their slow progress gives them plenty of time to observe will be surprised to learn that Vineyard auto and passenger traffic for the first half of 2013 is off the pace of a year ago.

Romance, action, political intrigue, and swordfights in “Henry 4”

"It's kind of 'The Matrix,' 'The Hangover,' and 'The West Wing' on one ten thousandth of the budget," said director Scott Barrow.

The Zoo rocked out at The Lampost

It was a packed house at the Oak Bluffs bar as The Zoo played two nights in a row.

Wailers bring reggae roots to Dreamland tonight

The band that pioneered roots rock reggae brings the world tour to Martha's Vineyard.

A billion dollar treasure: The answer is waiting off Nantucket

Martin Bayerle, a treasure hunter, has unabated recovery rights to the SS Republic, a luxury liner that sank in 1909.

Edgartown School demolition forces road closure

Roberts Way, a short side street next to the school complex, will close for an extended period.

Father accused of causing injuries that left infant on life support

Police arrested Shaun Sicsico, 19, of Oak Bluffs Sunday night, as his 12-week-old daughter lay in a Boston hospital with serious brain injuries.

Chamber Music Society’s 43rd season continues through August

Mozart, Ellington, Gershwin, and more.

African-American culture, unique techniques inspire Harry Seymour

The Oak Bluffs artist works with egg tempura, pastels, and scratch painting, because of allergic reactions to other media.

The dreams proved entirely possible at the 35th annual auction

The 35th annual Possible Dreams Auction raised more than $210,000 during the live auction, to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Couple and child injured in early Sunday morning Oak Bluffs crash

Fire and emergency crews helped get the occupants of the vehicle. Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.

Young woman injured in Sunday afternoon single car crash

The Chevy sedan left State Road and rolled over twice before coming to rest on an embankment near the intersection of Lambert's Cove Road.

Possible Dreams auction turns right at the ‘Blinker’

While drivers round the Roundabout, the old Blinker will go to the highest bidder at the charity auction Sunday.

Crop report: What’s growing and selling at Martha’s Vineyard farmstands.

This week we stopped by Alley's Farm Stand, Beetlebung, and Mermaid farms.

A Gallery re-opens in Oak Bluffs

A number of Vineyard-related artists will be on display in the newly renovated former NYE Gallery on Uncas Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Love and plagiarism: The story of Dylan’s mentor

"I structured the play like a Wikipedia page – sort of a menu of someone's life. It also includes footnoted information," says writer Larry Mollin.

Entrain to headline at Flatbread

The band first came together on Martha's Vineyard and is celebrating 20 years of music making at Flatbread on Saturday, July 27.

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival authors talk about their vacations

What do visiting authors plan on doing on their vacations? Eat, drink, and sleep.

13 swimmers swept away in current rescued off Norton Point beach

Rip currents turn a day at the beach into a frightening situation, at the opening from Katama Bay to the ocean, where the current flows furiously.